Jim Cotter speaks with Jeri Lynne Johnson as the highly regarded local conductor begins her second season as music director of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra.
David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to the Bang on a Can Marathon. The contemporary music ensemble embarks on a 10-hour, uninterrupted performance as part of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival on Sunday, September 12, 2010.
And we speak with Robert Wittman. He writes of his 15 years as head of the FBI's Art Crime Team in Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures.
The Belgian-born Henri Vieuxtemps stands in the center of that line of Classical and Romantic violinist composers. In fact, a chronological list of the forty most-prominent violinist composers, from the beginning (Arcangelo Corelli, b.1653) to well into the 20th century (Amadeo Roldan, b.1900) also places Vieuxtemps right in the middle, at number twenty.
Susan Lewis considers various experimental theater productions in this year's Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe.
David Patrick Stearns explores the growing international reputation of Baltic composers.
Jim Cotter speaks with Conrad Anker. His 2007 expedition to Mt. Everest to retrace the steps of the 1920s British explorer George Mallory is the subject of a newly released documentary now showing at the Franklin Institute.
Philadelphia, PA – It's been five years since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast forcing thousands to rebuild their lives from scratch. WRTI's Windsor Johnston takes a look at re-building efforts, the challenges residents still face, and the lessons learned.
One of today's most respected conductors, James Conlon has cultivated a vast repertoire, and has worked with the world's most prestigious symphony orchestras and opera houses.
Currently music director of the Ravinia Festival, Los Angeles Opera, and the Cincinnati May Festival, Conlon is also an active and devoted advocate of reviving the lesser-known repertoire of composers affected by the rise of Nazism and the events of World War II.
Under the baton of Maestro Rossen Milanov, New Jersey's Symphony in C is one of three professional training orchestras in the United States preparing musicians and conductors who are on the cusp of world-class careers through concert, educational outreach, and professional development programs.